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When you’re craving a vacation destination that comes with ample stretches of gorgeous shoreline and equal opportunities to dine, shop, and relax in style, there’s no place quite like the Outer Banks of North Carolina. As scenic as it is charming, this destination has a little something for every traveler that arrives. While there’s endless beauty to be found in the many beaches, towns, and tasty stops along the way, the Outer Banks is also a place that’s packed with historical relevance. From the sea to the sky, the story of this area can be seen in its lighthouses, museums, and monuments but none may carry the sky-high importance quite like the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills.

A Testament to the Seemingly Impossible

The Outer Banks provided just the right terrain for Wilbur and Orville Wright to test out their theories on sustained powered flights during the early 20th century. Their years of research, passion, and dedication to the field of aviation intersected at an exciting moment on December 17, 1903, when they successfully took to the skies near Kitty Hawk. Their self-taught methods made this achievement even more remarkable and inevitably, the first step towards the aviation industry that thrives worldwide today. In honor of their incredible perseverance, insight, and inspiration, the Wright Brothers Memorial today sits in Kill Devil Hills at 1000 N. Croatan Highway to remind all who visit or pass by to hold tight to seemingly impossible dreams.

Honoring Flight

The Wright Brothers Memorial is a 60-foot granite monument acts as the entrance to a collection of nearby exhibits and museums that feature the details and logistics that defined a century of flight. Inspiring in its height and grandeur, it’s fitting that one must look sky-high to appreciate this monument that’s dedicated to those who dared to defy gravity itself. Operating hours to visit the Wright Brothers Museum align with the museums and national park. The monument can be visited Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. For planning purposes, visitors should be advised that the memorial and museums are closed on Sundays. Whether you have a heart for history, aviation or can’t wait to see this amazing work of art for yourself, a trip to the Wright Brothers Memorial promises to be as magnificent as it is meaningful.

Book an Outer Banks Stay

There’s never been a better time to head to the Outer Banks and when you’re here, the team at Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales has a gorgeous rental home waiting for you. Let us take care of the details so you can focus on making the most of your visit to the Wright Brothers Museum. We have a wide selection of Kill Devil Hills Vacation Rentals that are perfect for your stay and located near the Wright Brothers memorial. Contact us today for more information and to start planning your trip!